14 04, 2021

April 2021 Story Sparks

2021-05-18T23:54:36+00:00April 14th, 2021|Story Sparks|

April 2021 Story Sparks Praise to the Poets “I have woven parachutes out of everything broken,” wrote Oregon’s first poet laureate William Stafford. Poets are honored this National Poetry Month  (as are libraries during National Library week. Wordy  — and worthy — celebrations). I love Stafford’s poetry and this short poem especially as he

15 01, 2021

January 2021 Story Sparks

2021-02-01T21:39:36+00:00January 15th, 2021|Story Sparks|

January 2021 Story Sparks I chose to open Story Sparks this month with a beautiful sunrise photograph taken by a Canadian friend Amar Athwal. You can find more of his wonderful photographs at banffmoments.com. Dostoyevsky wrote that in a time of despair, “beauty is more important than bread.” I’m not despairing but I am

15 12, 2020

December 2020 Story Sparks

2021-02-01T21:43:45+00:00December 15th, 2020|Story Sparks|

December 2020 Story Sparks For years I’ve misquoted William Shakespeare’s words in Romeo and Juliet by saying “Waiting is such sweet sorrow” instead of using his word, “Parting” as being the source of the sadness. I say “wait”  often. It’s a command I give to Caesar while I untangle his leash or pick up


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